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Privacy Seminar 2023

Introduction Schedule See also: Course organisation

This is the main web site for the Privacy Seminar (course code NWI-I00136).

Previous editions: spring 2022.


In this seminar we will explore the state of the art in privacy enhancing technologies (PET), and discuss theories (technical, legal and societal) of privacy. In this seminar, you collaborate in a group, and give a student lecture and write a student paper. Both determine your final grade. Presence is mandatory.

Detailed information can be found in the Course organisation. Read it carefully!



Announcements will be made through Brightspace.


Lectures take place from 10:30-12:30 in MERC I 00.28. See the schedule below for details.

Physical presence is mandatory. Given the fact that this seminar is highly interactive, no live stream or other ways of participating online is offered.

Slides of presentations that are available are linked from here. The links are released after the lecture.


  • Paper skeleton: April 20, 2023.
  • Final paper: June 8, 2023.

Both deadlines: 23:59 CET

Date Time Topic Deadline
2-2 10:30 Course organisation and Privacy: an overview, by Jaap-Henk Hoepman
9-2 10:30 Basic techniques, by Jaap-Henk Hoepman.
16-2 10:30 (no lecture)
23-2 10:30 (no lecture)
2-3 10:30 Obfuscation: van Hoek, Blach, Hamoudi
9-3 10:30 Privacy in databases: van Harskamp, Kopmeiners
16-3 10:30 Privacy friendly location based services: van Kasteren, Nederlands
23-3 (no lecture)
30-3 (no lecture)
6-4 (no lecture)
13-4 10:30 Searching in encrypted databases: van den Abeele, Speel, Doesburg
20-4 10:30 Privacy in machine learning: Borst, Willemse, Shakouri paper skeleton
27-4 (no lecture)
4-5 (no lecture)
11-5 10:30 Polymorphic encryption: Cabo, Scheper, Boneschanscher
18-5 (no lecture)
25-5 10:30 Revocable privacy: Jain, Haeck, van Eijck
1-6 10:30 Privacy in asynchronous messaging: van Deelen, Chan, Gabeler
8-6 10:30 Anonymous cryptocurrencies: Smits, Maas, van Battum final paper
13:30 Secure multiparty computation: Papanikolaou, Maas Geesteranus, van Ekelen

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Email: jhh@cs.ru.nl